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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is it considered a duplicate if a question and answers are written in another language? [duplicate]

I asked a question titled as "When to use “à” and “de” after adjective (e.g. impossible, difficile)? " and it got closed as a duplicate. However, the linked question is written in French titled as "...
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Changement de thème graphique pour notre site

L'apparence et l'interface de notre site viennent de changer. Il s'agit d'une vague de changements qui concerne tous les sites du réseau Stack Exchange. Quelques sites avaient déjà la nouvelle ...
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De la pure littérature Française ou pas?

Les questions ici sont-elles juste des questions en lien avec la langue française, ou peut-on aussi poser des questions à propos de programmation en français? Je pose cette question, car j'ai vu qu'...
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Are translations of “new” terms on-topic here?

According to the Help Center: What about translations? We are not a translation service, nor do we purport to be experts in languages other than French. Asking about the meaning of a difficult ...
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Reasking the same question but not with the same context

I want to translate the word "boilerplate" but no as in the general meaning but in the programming context, as in "boiletplate code". There is already a question with the general way : Comment ...
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A quand la fin de la bêta ?

Bonjour, En me baladant sur l'Area 51, j'ai vu que la beta avait commencé il y a plus de six ans, sans jamais en sortir. Les critères ont plutôt l'air en forme, bien que le nombre de questions par ...
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Are (potentially) high view counts taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to unilaterally close questions? If not, what’s the deal ?

I ask this question because, in my opinion, it is painfully telling (of what, I’m not sure, hence the question) about many of this site’s visitors and at least one of its registered voters when an ...
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Étiquettes sur les articles / Tags for articles

Les questions portant sur l'usage et la grammaire des articles sont identifiées par l'étiquette articles. Je me demande si nous devrions créer des étiquettes plus précises, comme article-défini, ...
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“I came across this sentence and I don't understand it” questions

I am wondering if very localized questions that would not be use to other people are okay to ask on French Language Stack Exchange. I have read many grammar websites, but often I come across ...
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Quel genre de notice ou d'attribution veut-on voir accompagner la citation ou l'emploi de données provenant du contenu d'un site web ?

Si on décidait de citer un extrait du contenu d'un site web, ou d'utiliser les données ou informations qui s'y trouvent, quel genre de notice ou d'attribution devrait-on inclure et comment la présente-...
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Understanding why a question is well received and another not

A few days ago, when I saw this question ("Radio or podcasts for French language learners?"), I was quite sure it will be closed as opinion-based or too broad or something like that. And in fact (...
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Is it good to (only) reference or link information?

This recent answer made me wondering about a point: is it good to provide an answer if the main part of it is actually provided by a link. I mean, this particular answer is good, itself (I don't want ...
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Is this question too broad for French StackExchange?

I have a question about my French Language Stack Exchange post: Is this the correct way to see the differences between tant / autant / tellement / si / aussi? I made this summary based on several ...
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Comments or complete answer?

It seems this question hasn't been asked on this meta (or I was not able to find it): is it allowed (or good, or acceptable) to provide an answer in the comments? This question has been asked on ...
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Dit-on vraiment “générer le sens” ?

Le titre de plusieurs questions est "Comment X génère-t-il le sens de Y ?" A ma connaissance, "générer" est un anglicisme pour engendrer, et de toute façon "Comment X engendre-t-il le sens de Y" est ...
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Validation de traduction / Translation Review ?

Suite a une question sur le chat pour confirmer une traduction d'entrée en matière j'en suis venu à me demander quelle était la position du site sur une revue de traduction comme cela peut se faire en ...
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How to sensitize users of this website to the “Be Nice” policy?

I'm not using this website very often but as far as I noticed it seems like the "Be Nice" policy of Stack Exchange is not enforced here as it is on other Stack websites. For example in this question ...
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Guidelines to writers worth exploring

I saw this question concerning worthy French writers has been put on hold, though I believed it could be useful and generate a few good recognized authors most people would agree on. Since reading ...
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Translation golf

Any thoughts on bringing translation golf to French? After all, the same claim is made about the ratio of French to English words needed to say the same thing. It could be fun to put it to the test. ...
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Un-vandalization

Concerning this question: Confusion with que / qui / dont / où OP asked a question that appeared to be homework. S/he was told it was unsuitable. OP vandalized the question. As close votes are ...
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New addition to answer

If one partially answers a request that contained many questions, then work out more of the questions, what would be the best way to include the new work? Edit the original answer, with the risk of ...
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Peut-on m'expliquer ce qui ne va pas avec ma réponse?

J'ai posté une réponse hier qui a fini par recevoir un downvote sans explications. J'ai cru comprendre en lisant certains posts en meta que cette communauté bénéficierait à recevoir plus de membres ...
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La question sur le français en Belgique

Est-ce que la question sur le français en Belgique est vraiment indésirable sur french.SE? Cette question-ci: French in Belgium. Il s'agit bien d'une questions sur le français, même si ce n'est pas ...
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Comment tracer la ligne pour ce qui est accepté comme langage? Shouldn't we be trying to teach “proper” French language?

Ce site est encore en phase beta, aussi je me permets de poser cette question au sens large; de poser une question par rapport à la définition même de ce qu'est french.stackexchange.com. En lisant ...
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Nous tutoyons-nous sur French Language ? [duplicate]

Je viens de rejoindre la communauté French Language, et je me demandais si les membres se tutoyaient ou se vouvoyaient dans les questions/réponses. En effet, c'est une question qui n'a pas lieu d'...
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If comments are removed completely and not transferred to chat, is this fair if they contain useful advice?

My comments were all removed under an answer to a question as someone decided they had become off-topic or there were too many of them. They were not transferred to chat. In fact, they were not off ...
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What happens if you see what you believe is an error in the French Language meta information?

Welcome to the question and answer site about the French language! I think that is not phrased properly. I would phrase it: Welcome to the site for questions and answers about the French language.
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Dans quelle langue répondre quand la question est posée à la fois en français et en anglais?

Il arrive des cas comme cette question où la personne pose la question à la fois en français et en anglais. Dans un tel cas, quel est le meilleur comportement à adopter ? Faut-il répondre en Français, ...
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Pertinence des questions “existe-t-il … ?”

J'ai vu sur ce site plusieurs questions du type "Existe-t-il ... ?" qui n'ont aucune réponse acceptée, et qui n'en auront peut-être jamais. Le problème, c'est que si la réponse est non, on ne pourra ...
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Faire venir un peu plus de gens sur le site, pour sortir de la phase bêta: une suggestion possible

En parcourant les vieux sujets, j'ai vu que le fait que le site soit toujours en bêta tient au fait qu'il n'y a pas forcément suffisamment de trafic en regard des exigences de l'hébergeur Stack ...
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Proposal: rename tag 'études' to 'apprentissage'?

In my previous question, I mentioned that I find the tag études ambiguous. As Stéphane Gimenez pointed out, the tag études has mainly been used for questions about studying or learning the ...
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What is the purpose of the tag 'études'?

The tag études does not have a tag wiki excerpt. The tag sounds ambiguous to me: Does it refer to studying or learning the French language? Does it refer to scientific / linguistic studies ...
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Learners, how often do you ask a new question vs how often you find your answer in existing questions ?

I would like to know how often you find your solution in an existing question before asking yours. The philosophy of SE is to build a library of questions, and (I think !) the primary goal is to have ...
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Is a collection of important programming vocabulary/phrases on topic?

Some Background I am a Computer Science major in the United States with a passion for the French Language. I find frequently that I do not have the vocabulary to express myself (as with an foreign ...
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How to ask a question regarding part of speech?

In this question, I asked something about the sentence En avez-vous d'autres? I got a nice answer though, it seems that I didn't do a very good job for asking what exactly I didn't understand. In ...
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Display which area of Francophonie a post comes from

As a French native speaker (from France) I'm sometimes surprised to read answers that go against what seems right to me spontaneously. Obviously the most frequent reason is that the answer comes from ...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to French on topic here?

I want to see if I'm allowed to ask such a question in the main site? Would you please translate the following paragraphs into French? a proposal for creating a remote sensing and ...
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Should this question be bifurcated : Une règle pour l'usage de « à » vs « de » ?

Though the OP might not have known a priori, a posteriori this question concerns 2 different syntaxes, as proven by this answer's bifurcation.
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List of sites like the old LiveMocha

If anyone knows of any site that's similar to the old LiveMocha (not the abomination Rosetta Stone turned it into), I'd be interested to hear about them. On the old LiveMocha one could search the ...
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Help for non-native French speakers with song lyrics

Over on the musicfans forum, some of us are trying to transcribe the lyrics of a French song karen-tungay-sous-les-bougainvilliers. Would it be off-topic to ask in French Language for some help with ...
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When does a comment become off-topic?

After answering OP's question, a sort of "don't mix this up with something else" comment is made that includes a small error cited from another source. Is trying to clear up this error off-topic? (And ...
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Is it ok to attempt to write in french?

Is it ok to attempt to write in French my question, even though it probably contains some errors, and then hope a reviewer corrects them? In this way we could learn a lot more, by learning from our ...
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Is it rude to request that I prefer answers to my questions be in English?

I have been using french.stackexchange to ask answerable questions concerning French grammar. I'm a beginning learner. This website has been helpful to me so far in motivating me to continue learning ...
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French Language & Francophonie ou French Language & Usages

Suite au codicille de la réponse (honorée d'un bounty de Divulgâchâmes), j'en suis venu à proposer d'appeler ce site French Language & Francophonie. De nombreux arguments sont en filigrane dans ...
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Quelles sont les conventions typographiques ayant cours sur french.SX ?

J'ai pu remarquer que nous étions plusieurs à être à cheval sur la typographie. Cependant, nous ne semblons pas tous nous baser sur les mêmes conventions. J'ai pu voir par exemple aujourd'hui deux ...
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Can I roll back this edit to my answer?

My answer here was edited twice to replace the word sandwiches with sandwichs. However, dictionaries say both spellings are acceptable. I asked the second person who edited my answer why it had been ...
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Politique sur les demandes de ressources / Policy on resource list questions

Notre site a accumulé un certain nombre de questions du type « sur quel site puis-je trouver … » ou « quel livre lire pour … ». La plupart de ces questions ont l'étiquette ressources. La grande ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love French Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love French Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...